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Latest stories on health and diseases from The Talking Democrat

Rare “flesh-eating” STI diagnosed in a British woman

A young British woman has contracted this year a rare sexually transmitted infection (STI) called donovanosis, which can cause…

Bing-drinking causes weight gain

It’s proven: binge-drinking makes people fat. Excessive consumption of alcohol (even punctual) can lead to weight gain. Explanations. To lose…

Patient zero of New York’s 2013 measles outbreak finally identified

Patient zero of New York City’s 2013 measles outbreak has finally been found. According to a recent study of…

Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of dementia

According to a British study, moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer from dementia than abstainers. People who never drink…

Lung cancer will kill 40% more women by 2030

The lung cancer mortality rate for women is expected to increase by over 40% by 2030, according to a…

Erectile Dysfunction

Physical activity may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can alter a couple’s life and become a real handicap. Medication treatments are often thought of as…

Girl Physical Activity Breast Cancer

Physical Activity in adolescence may reduce the risk of breast cancer

Women are more likely to develop breast cancer if they have mutations in one of two genes. These genes,…

Alzheimer's Disease

A liver in poor health could cause Alzheimer’s disease

What causes Alzheimer’s disease? It’s still an enigma. Researchers, however, have just discovered an element that could increase the…

New type Ebola virus discovered in Sierra Leone

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Congolese government declared the end of the Ebola epidemic that has killed 33…

Medical Marijuana soon to be legal in the UK

British Interior Minister Sajid Javid announced on Thursday (July 26th) that therapeutic cannabis would be allowed in the UK…

A teenage girl is infected with HIV every three minutes according to Unicef

A teenage girl aged 15 to 19 is infected every three minutes with HIV, Unicef said Wednesday, alerting to…

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibodies capable of stopping HIV

An antibody called “Immunoglobulin M (IgM)” has been shown to be effective in preventing HIV infection after mucosal exposure…

animal fats

Animal fats increase the risk of dementia

The evaluation of a meta-study reveals a clear correlation: saturated fatty acids increase the risk of dementia as well…

Using sunscreens regularly reduces the risk of skin cancer

Applying sunscreen since childhood can reduce the risk of melanoma. Australians aged 18 to 40 who regularly used sunscreen during…

Genetic Mutations in Children

Genetic diseases could be cured before birth

For the first time, researchers have successfully used gene therapy to cure a genetic disease present in mice, paving…

Eating Out bad for health

Having late dinners increases the risk of diabetes

Scientists have found an association between late diners and the development of breast and prostate cancer. In general, it…